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Creators:
Marchand, Richard
Dates:
circa 1900-1970
bulk 1910-1940
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (1,200 slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.MAR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.

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Creators:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Sears & Wendell
Olmsted Brothers
Harvard University
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Dates:
undated
[ca. 1974]
Size:
78 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.hirsmuse
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Inventory briefly describes the Murray-Eakins collection held by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1997-2011
Collection ID:
Accession 12-507
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites related to Smithsonian Productions as they existed on June 17, 2011. "Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation" was created in 1997 to accompany the "Remembering Slavery" radio series produced by Smithsonian Productions. It includes audio e...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
2012-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 14-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a website and blog maintained by the Smithsonian Gardens as they existed on July 26, 2013. The website includes information about the gardens, events, volunteer opportunities, exhibitions, and collections, including those of the Archives of American Gardens. The blog, opened in February 2012, provides a behind the scene...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division
Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-034
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the administrative activities of the Office of Plant Service (OPlantS), Horticulture Services Division. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to greenhouse construction; Smithsonian grounds maintenance; outgoing loans, grants, and gifts; slide collections; contracts with private companies and ind...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1997-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-191
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of two websites related to Smithsonian Productions as they existed on April 9, 2013. "Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation" was created in 1997 to accompany the "Remembering Slavery" radio series produced by Smithsonian Productions. It includes audio e...

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Dates:
1937-1961
Size:
17 Reels (16mm, black and white/color, silent. camera original reversal/print, 18,180 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2018.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and mature gardens.

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Creators:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948
American Rose Society
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 450 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Collection ID:
AAG.MCF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.

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Creators:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-
Olmsted Brothers
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957
Whiting, Edward Clark
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Dates:
1903-1985
Size:
15 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.CHM
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

Correspondence, invoices, nursery and seed catalogs, estimates, planting plans, photocopies of blueprints, photographs, negatives, autochromes, and drawings relating to the gardens of The Chimneys, the home of Emma and Gardiner Martin Lane and their daughter Katharine Lane Weems in Manchester, Massachusetts. Also included are four garden journals (1903-1928), garden-related medals awarded to Emma Lane, index files of plant materials, photocopies of garden related library cards belonging to Gardiner M. Lane, a diascope and nursery and seed catalogs. The collection also includes architectural plans, invoices and specifications from, and a framed photograph of, Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, architect of The Chimneys and brother of Emma Lane.

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